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Boomerang is a 1992 comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Eartha Kitt. 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eddie Murphy Edward Regan Eddie Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American comedian and actor. ... Eartha Kitt, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1952 Eartha Mae Kitt, born January 17, 1927, is an actress and singer. ...

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boomerang: Definition, Synonyms and Much More From Answers.com (1579 words)
However, the world famous "country of the boomerang" is Australia, where the Australian Aborigines have used both boomerangs and hunting sticks for thousands of years.
Note that the word "boomerang" automatically implies it is returning; a hunting, or throwing, stick is a different thing, and the two terms should not be used interchangeably.
The modern sport boomerang (often referred to as a 'boom' or 'rang', is made of Finnish hardwood, plywood, plastic or composite materials and comes in many different shapes and colors.
howaboomworks (283 words)
Boomerangs were the world's first heavier than air flying machines, used most famously by the Australian Aborigines, but also found in other ancient cultures in Egypt, stone age Europe and the Indian Sub Continent.
The combination of spin with forward motion causes uneven lift on the wings because at any given time, one wing is rotating forward in the same direction as the flight, while the other is rotating backwards, against the direction of flight.
The uneven lift tries to tip the boomerang over, but just like leaning a moving bike over makes it turn, the boomerang's spin twists the tipping force at right angles and gives the boomerang a curving flight.
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